2019 general elections

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POLITICS

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Rafael, Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, 2019 general elections

How the electoral agenda has been hijacked in the run up to 2019

The campaign is centered around Modi versus Rahul. The Opposition is being drawn into this helplessly. It is an unequal battle.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, BJP, Samajwadi Party, Shivpal Yadav

How the political mess in Akhilesh Yadav's party may make BJP's ride to power easy in 2019

Shivpal Yadav's announcement of a new party may harm not just Samajwadi Party, but also the prospects of a grand alliance in Uttar Pradesh.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Lse, Rahul Gandhi

Why Rahul Gandhi blaming 2014 loss on generational feud will have a bearing on 2019

With a Gandhi to his surname, the Congress president has the privilege of issuing a clean chit for himself.

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Mayawati, Deve Gowda, 2019 general elections, Mamata Banerjee

How pitch for a Bengali Prime Minister may propel Mamata Banerjee to the top chair

It is likely that she will wait till results are out to stake claim to the prime minister's chair.

POLITICS

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Congress, Lok Sabha elections 2019, 2019 general elections, Rahul Gandhi

How Rahul Gandhi has transformed himself to lead the charge in 2019 general elections

The Congress president has stopped being defensive, making aggressive attacks on the Narendra Modi government, calling it a regime working only for the rich.

POLITICS

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West Bengal, Narendra Modi, Opposition unity, 2019 general elections

Why Mamata Banerjee's prime ministerial ambitions could rip apart Opposition unity ahead of 2019

The West Bengal chief minister stands accused of competitive communalism that has in turn caused great violence in the state.

POLITICS

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BJP, Congress, 2019 general elections, Hindu pakistan

Shashi Tharoor's 'Hindu Pakistan' analogy is an electoral gift to BJP

The Congress MP's remark, like Mani Shankar Aiyar's chaiwala jibe, may to the party's dismay dent its chances of winning.

POLITICS

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2019 general elections, Kabir, Maghar, Narendra Modi

How Kabir's Maghar defies Modi's constituency Kashi

Kabir’s school of thought too stands in complete contrast to the BJP's brand of Hindutva.

POLITICS

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Mohan Bhagwat, 2019 general elections, BJP, RSS

The RSS and BJP's blueprint of a new nationalism for 2019

It is not only Modi who needs the RSS. The RSS leadership believes the future of the Sangh Parivar also hinges on the BJP.

POLITICS

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Polarisation, Congress, BJP, 2019 general elections

How BJP is repeating the same mistakes that eroded Congress' vote bank

A campaign for building the Ram Mandir will win votes but cow vigilantism will not.